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GM records highest profit ever: $7.6B
By TOM KRISHER The Associated Press DETROIT — General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed into financial ruin. Strong sales in the U.S. and China helped the 103-yearold carmaker turn a profit of $7.6 billion, beating its old record of $6.7 billion in 1997 during the pickup truck and SUV boom. GM is a vastly different company than it was back then. It’s smaller, has less debt and its contract with the United Auto Workers is less costly. But it took a government bailout and a trip through bankruptcy protection in 2009 to cut its bloated costs. The company made record money last year even though U.S. auto sales were near historic lows at 12.8 million cars and trucks. But problems surfaced in its 2011 results. GM lost $747 million before taxes in Europe, and its South American operations lost $122 million. Sales growth slowed in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, even as more Americans bought cars and trucks. Also, GM’s fourth-quarter profit fell 8 percent and results missed Wall Street expectations. GM’s stock price fell 8 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $24.85 in premarket trading. The U.S. government still owns 26.5 percent of the company and is waiting for the share price to rise before selling in an effort to recoup the bailout money. Last year, GM made the bulk of its income in North America, where its pretax profit totaled $7.2 billion. International Operations, which includes Asia, made $1.9 billion before taxes, but that was down. During the year, GM’s global sales rose 7.6 percent to 9.03 million vehicles to help it reclaim the title of world’s largest automaker from Toyota Motor Corp. “We will build on these results as we bring more new cars, crossovers and trucks to market,” CEO Daniel Akerson said. This year, GM expects to increase its revenue as global auto sales grow and it charges more for models. However, it will make less money per vehicle as the mix of sales continues to shift to cars from trucks, which have bigger sticker prices. It also expects to invest $8 billion on new products and technology, and says pension expens-
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Delphos Project Recycle will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Delphos Truck and Fuel Wash. Entry is gained by traveling north from East Fifth Street east of Double AA Trailer Sales. Newspaper, phone books, plastic bags, cardboard, magazines and aluminum cans need to be in separate containers. Recycle is now accepting worn U.S. flags. All other items: tin cans, plastic and glass containers need to be rinsed clean; there is no need to remove labels and they can be co-mingled. Delphos Recycle does not accept window or plate glass, light bulbs, ornamental glass, Pyrex or cookware glass. Computers, etc., are accepted. No TVs or monitors.
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OTTOVILLE — Like most schools, Ottoville is looking for ways to trim the budget. Superintendent Scott Mangas has been fact-gathering on ways to improve the schools budget by replacing lighting in the gymnasium and some exterior lights. The district enjoys one of the lowest per-foot costs of operations in the state but Mangas said it could be better at Wednesday’s school board meeting. “Our operating costs are very low but there is always room for improvement,” Ottoville hosting annual Mangas said. “We have fairly new lighting but there are shootout some more cost-effective The Big Green Athletic alternatives. We will visit Boosters are hosting their Buckeye Central, who has annual Ottoville Shootout a comparably-sized school, March 30 to April 1. The event is for 5th- and and see what they are doing. Their building is also a few 6th-grade boys teams and years newer than ours so I’m 6th-grade girls teams; no sure we’ll see some different all-star teams allowed players must be enrolled in options.” Money for the improvethe school they represent. Each team ($125 entry fee) ments would come out of the school’s Classroom Facilities is guaranteed four games and up to eight (round-robin Fund, not the General Fund. Technology was also a hot format with 2 divisional topic at Wednesday’s meettournaments per grade). ing. The district has used Games consist of 2 15-minute halves on 3 full- Race to the Top and REAP funds to purchase numerous size courts. Trophies will be awarded to four places in iPads for the school. Teachers each division, as well as to have attended training on how all participants. Each player gets a free meal and a food court will be on location. All proceeds benefit the Boosters. For more information or to register, contact Steve Hilvers at (419) 453-2337 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send entry form and fee to 2012 Ottoville Shootout, c/o Hilvers at 18836 Road 26Q, Delphos, 45833.
to best utilize the technology in the classroom and beyond. Technology Coordinator Shelley Mumaw and several teachers recently visited a school in Defiance to examine the policy for taking the iPads home and getting parents on board to make sure the small tablets aren’t damaged or used improperly. “The most notable thing at the meeting was that there was no paper,” Mumaw said. “Everything we did was on the iPads. They also had 100-percent participation from parents during meetings. This is phenomenal since they have more than 700 students. They did report several were damaged but it was a very small percentage.” Mumaw also noted that several textbook companies are now offering apps for books. Mangas also announced the Big Green Music Boosters dinner is March 4 and bids on a new bus should be received by March 8. High School Principal Jon Thorbahn announced students who participated in the Putnam County Science Fair in Continental on Saturday. Receiving superior ratings were: Lexie Thorbahn, Alicia Honigford; Eric Von Sossan, Thomas Waldick and See OTTOVILLE, page 2A
Museum, gallery preparing for gala
Staff reports DELPHOS — The Delphos Museum of Postal History will unveil its new look Sunday during its Gala Opening Reception. Director Gary Levitt is excited to show off the hard work of many community volunteers and new items donated to the museum. “On Sunday, we will open our doors for everyone to witness the latest transformation of our exhibits. New subject areas have been added displaying items as far back as the mid-1800s. Even if someone was in the museum as late as the beginning of October last year, all of the exhibits have been changed,” Levitt said. “We’ll take people from the beginnings of the folded letter, the invention of the stamp and the many stages of delivery vehicles, all in just one evening.” Levitt hopes to surprise the gala attendees with the new exhibits, some of which will be very familiar. The Delphos Area Art Guild, headquartered in the Second Floor Gallery of the museum, has contributed greatly to the new look of the museum. On Monday, Levitt said they had planned
Delphos Muusem of Postal History Director Gary Levitt shows off a newly-restored postal vehicle. Visitors will be surprised what the mail cart is parked in front of.
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to begin and complete in time for the gala a mural in the transportation room. “They have just been amazing,” Levitt said “This has been a great collaboration between the museum and the guild.” A call was also put out for “mail art” to display in the Second Floor Gallery during the gala. “When Fort Wayne Museum of Art Director Charles Shepard recommended we do something like this for the re-opening of the Museum of Postal History, See GALA, page 2A
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Eagle Print General Manager Denny Klausing, third from left, gives Delphos Rotary Club members a tour of the facilities Wednesday afternoon. Rotarians had lunch at The Herald and toured different departments before crossing the street to Eagle Print.
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— $100 — Defiance College – Fall Internship — $700 — Scholarship America – Mr. Verhoff — $ 10 — Micro Bird – Bus Seat Repair — $124.80 — US Green Fiber – Recycling — $35 — Delphos Publications — Kids Design An Ad; • Congratulated Ottoville High School students, April Horstman, Tori Jackson, Ryan Kemper, Kara Hoersten, James Tiller, Audrey Rieger, Tim Feasel, Kenny Jackson, Sam Beining, Sarah Luersman and Abby Siefker for being selected to the All-County Band and Choir. The concert is at 2 p.m. March 11 in Leipsic. Kemper was also selected to the All District Choir; • Congratulate all 2012 Homecoming attendees and to thank all of those involved with the homecoming activities. • Approve the Big Green Athletic Boosters to use the school facilities for their annual 5th- and 6thgrade basketball tournament which runs March 30- April 1; and • Approve Eric Gerker as a volunteer tennis coach. The next meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. March 21.
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Maizee Brinkman. They will attend the Regional Science Fair on March 3 in Archbald. Carly Kortokrax and Brooke Gable won the Dairy Related Award; Brinkman was the Outstanding Presentation and Sight-Related Project awards; Von Sossan won the Health/Fitness/Medicine Award; and Brooke Mangas was the Behavioral Award. Twenty-one students participated. In other business, the board: • Accepted the following donations, awards and other receipts:
The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: Anthony W. Whitt, 27, Kenton, entered a guilty plea to a three count indictment charging him with forgery, a felony of the fifth degree. According to a Van Wert City Police Department and Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Whitt, along with another individual, were passing counterfeited $100 bills in Van Wert and Ohio City. Whitt is awaiting sentencing in Auglaize County for a similar offense with sentencing in Van Wert County set for March 28. Dyllen A. Redding, 20, Convoy, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Redding was charged by
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the Van Wert City Police Department for the theft of a license plate from a local residence. Redding had the stolen license plate on his vehicle at the time he was stopped by a patrol officer. Redding will be responsible for all costs associated with his court case, must spend 30 days immediately on electronic monitored house arrest and spend an additional 30 days in the Van Wert County Jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer. Judge Steele gave Redding a 12-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. Donald Sharp, Van Wert, was found to be in violation of his terms of community control in that he had been terminated from the WORTH Center program. Sharp had been given a 12-month prison sentence on Jan. 4 but had the imposition of the sentence deferred pending his successful completion of the community control program, which included the successful completion of the program at the WORTH Center. Sharp was given 60 days credit for time that he had already served incarcerated awaiting final disposition of his case. Damian J. Smith, 19, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Smith had originally been charged with a felony count of theft. As part of the plea agreement Smith will be ordered to make restitution to Walmart in the amount of $1,000. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 7. Zachariah Williams, 23, Van Wert, was arraigned and entered a not guilty plea to one count of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of illegal manufacturing of drugs, a felony of the second degree. Williams is currently being
held in prison on a weapons violation, no bond was set on the most current charges. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 7. Kasey Schisler, 23, Van Wert, was arraigned on two counts of trafficking in heroin and entered a not guilty plea to both counts. Schisler was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 7. Michael A. Speakman, 20, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 14. Gregory A. Jackson Jr., 31, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Jackson had also filed a motion for Treatment in Lieu of Conviction which was granted by the court. Jackson, along with two others, was involved in a November incident at the Century Bar where cash, liquor and beer were taken. Jackson and the two others will share in a loss of $1,978.99, which must be made as part of restitution to the owners of the bar. Jackson will be under the supervision of the Van Wert Adult Probation Department for up to one year while he completes the treatment program. John R. McGinnis, 30, Convoy, entered guilty pleas to two counts of trafficking in heroin, one count a felony of the fourth degree and one count a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Steele ordered presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 28. Joseph N. Suever, 58, Lima, entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the third degree. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 28.
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Mary Anne Zimmerman, 85, of Spencerville, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, with funeral TONIGHT: Mostly clear. services at 11 a.m. Saturday. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. BALL, Troy Alan, 43, of FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly Elida, funeral services will clear through midnight then begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday becoming partly cloudy. Lows at Siferd-Orians Funeral around 30. Southwest winds 5 Home, 506 N Cable Road, to 15 mph. Lima, the Rev. Jacob Gordon SATURDAY: Mostly officiating. Burial will follow cloudy in the morning then in Memorial Park Cemetery. becoming partly cloudy. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Highs around 40. West winds today at Siferd-Orians Funeral 5 to 10 mph. Home. Memorial contributions SATURDAY NIGHT: can be made to the American Partly cloudy. Lows in the Diabetes Association. mid 20s. Condolences can be made at S U N D A Y - M O N D A Y : www.siferd-oriansfuneralMostly clear. Highs in the upper home.com 30s. Lows in the lower 20s. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. (Continued from page 1A) TUESDAY, TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with I had no idea what ‘mail art’ a 40 percent chance rain. was. We went along with his Highs in the upper 40s. Lows idea, keeping it in a ‘postal in the mid 30s. theme’,” DAAG representative Judy Grone said. “I soon discovered that there is LUB INNER an entire subculture of folks DELPHOS FIRE who love to send stuff out ASSOC. 300 CLUB to other countries, as well Feb. 15 — Jason Kesson as receive mail internationally. It varies from scribbles, doodling, rubber stamping, in fact many mail artists have their own design of rubber ST. RITA’S A boy was born Feb. 15 to stamp made up just for them. Daniel and Marcie Metzger of It can be writing, poetry, or just random ‘streams of conDelphos. A boy was born Feb. 15 to sciousness’.” Grone is excited about the Daniel and Rebecca Lucke of upcoming gala and exhibits Kalida. in the gallery. “We received mail art from about 10 countries, CLEVELAND (AP) — including Argentina, Finland, These Ohio lotteries were Spain, UK, France, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and Italy drawn Wednesday: and about nine U.S. states,” Classic Lotto she said. “Once we began 14-17-20-27-28-47 Estimated jackpot: $3.89 to lay them out and preparing to assemble them onto a million background of poster board, Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $61 we realized that some of the million envelopes and stamps were Pick 3 Evening just as neat as the stuff on the 4-4-2 inside.” Pick 4 Evening The exhibit will be on dis1-5-0-2 play after the Gala Opening Powerball Reception and open until 1 1 - 1 2 - 3 2 - 5 2 - 5 6 , Feb. 29. Powerball: 11 Estimated jackpot: $40 In 2004, Ken Jennings’ record million 74-game winning streak on Rolling Cash 5 the TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” 01-19-27-31-36 Estimated jackpot: came to an end. His winnings $252,000 totaled $2,520,700 (not Ten OH Evening including a $2,000 consolation 03-05-06-08-12-13-18-22- prize for coming in second in 26-32-43-48-49-55-59-67-68- his final game). 69-75-78
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The YWCA has announced “A Matter of Balance” class series. Despite alarming numbers across the country, falling does not have to be a natural part of the aging process. Learn how to keep yourself and those you care about on solid footing with this free class series. A trained facilitator will offer you tips and tools to strengthen your mind and your body. There are many things that can contribute to a fall: losing your balance, eyesight, lack of proper nutrition, tripping hazards, shoes, bad weather, and many others. Falls and accidents seldom “just happen.” There are many things you can do to prevent the likelihood of a fall happening to you. This 8-part class will go into detail about many areas that you can change to help prevent falls. Classes take place from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays on March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17; and May 1, 8 at the YWCA of Van Wert County. All classes are free and open to the public. Classes will be facilitated by Carol Trice of the O.S.U. Extension office. The class model is a resource of the Area Agency on Aging. Space is limited. To register call the YWCA at 419-238-6639. For more information contact Executive Director Stacy Looser at 419-238-6639.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man is accused of stealing cremation urns, dumping remains and taking the urns to sell at a scrap yard in the Cincinnati area, a stunning case cited Wednesday as city officials approved tough new restrictions on scrap metal sales aimed at curbing theft. Cincinnati Cremation Co. owner Don Catchen told The Cincinnati Enquirer that three of 20 stolen bronze urns had contained the ashes of deceased people. Those ashes have been found and identified. Catchen said they were still in their original individual plastic bags, but had been hidden on a shelf. Seventeen of the urns were new, valued at more than $20,000 total. Former crematory employee Alan Smith was arrested Tuesday on charges of theft, vandalism and desecration. A judge Wednesday set Smith’s bond at $20,000, and he was being held Wednesday afternoon in the Hamilton County jail. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call. Smith’s case will go before a grand jury to determine what charges, if any, he would be tried on. Catchen said he had fired Smith in late January over attendance problems and other issues. Later, he found the three bags of ashes and then noticed that urns were missing from the crematory. He said he would consult The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Van records to replace the urns Wert, Mercer and Paulding Counties will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20. Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at the Drop-In Center at 407 N. Franklin, Van Wert . The Western Ohio Civil “A Beautiful Mind” will be shared. It is a 2001 American War Roundtable will host drama film based on the club trealife of John Nash, a Nobel surer Ike Laureate in Economics. The C o a t e story is both a moving love at 7:15 story and a revealing look at p.m. on mental illness. Early in the Feb. 23 film, Nash begins developing at Wright Paranoid Schizophrenia and S t a t e , endures delusional episodes C e l i n a , while painfully watching the R o o m in loss and burden his condition 186 brings on his wife and friends. Andrews The film stars Russell Crowe. Hall. Coate Coate The local NAMI affiliate may be reached by calling is one of 800-541-6264 or 419-238- the founding fathers of the 2413 or e-mail namivw@ Roundtable and he is quite knowledgeable about all roadrunner.com.
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with the specific style they were originally in. They came from an older room — the people had died several decades ago — where the urns with remains are kept in “niches,” or cubes that have locked doors. Police said they are still investigating, but they charged Smith after an interview in which he was asked about the missing urns. Police didn’t immediately say how much he allegedly sold the urns for or where. Catchen said he’s never had such a problem at the crematory, which dates to the 19th century and houses remains of more than 11,000 people. He said a complete inventory will be done to make sure no other remains have been disturbed. “My stomach’s been churning and rolling ever since (he found the bags of ashes),” he said. He said he has been trying to track down the next of kin of the three people to let them know what happened. The case was mentioned by Cincinnati council members Wednesday before they voted 5-4 for new rules requiring licenses, criminal background checks and a two-day wait to get paid for scrap metal sellers. “How low can you go, to actually take the urns of someone’s loved ones?” said councilman Cecil Thomas. “It just goes to show we’re on the right track to make it difficult for individuals to unload those kinds of items.”
E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health— was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? — Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail Many of us already know the risks associated with regular use of products containing the plastic hardener and synthetic estrogen Bisphenol A (BPA)—and have switched over to BPA-free water and baby bottles and food storage containers. But the recent revelation that many of the receipts handed around every day in the U.S. contain the chemical has been a real shocker to those already worried about BPA exposure. Many thermal papers used in the U.S.—receipts, event tickets, labels—contain so-called “free” BPA (that is, not bound into resin or plastic), which helps “develop” the inks to make the printed information visible. “While there is little concern for dermal absorption of BPA, free BPA can readily be transferred to skin and residues on hands can be ingested,” reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Laboratory tests commissioned by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) and carried out by the University of Missouri Division of Biological Sciences Laboratory in 2010 found high levels of BPA on 40 percent of receipts sampled from major U.S. businesses and services, including McDonald’s, Chevron, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, WalMart, Safeway and the U.S. Postal Service, among others. “The total amounts of BPA on receipts tested were 250 to 1,000 times greater than other, more widely discussed sources of BPA exposure, including canned foods, baby bottles and infant formula,” reported EWG. Wipe tests conducted by the lab easily removed BPA “indicating that the chemical could rub off on the hands of a
Laboratory tests found high levels of BPA on 40 percent of thermal paper receipts sampled from major U.S. businesses and services, including McDonald’s, Chevron, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, WalMart, Safeway and the U.S. Postal Service, among others. BPA in paper receipts also contaminates paper recycling and is showing up in napkins, toilet paper and other common papers with recycled content.
person handling the receipt.” While BPA contamination of food is still a bigger problem, says EWG, a large number of Americans—especially the seven million who run cash registers— are nonetheless exposed to additional amounts of BPA through handling receipts. An EWG analysis of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data found that retail workers carry an average of 30 percent more BPA in their bodies than other adults. Another more exhaustive study of BPA in thermal paper receipts and 14 other types of papers found the chemical in a whopping 94 percent of samples from the U.S., Japan, Korea and Vietnam. The State University of New York researchers behind the study, which was published in September 2011 in the peerreviewed journal Environmental
Science & Technology, estimate that receipts and other thermal paper products contribute around 33.5 tons of BPA to the environment in the U.S. and Canada each year. Even more disturbing was their finding that BPA in thermal paper receipts also contaminates paper recycling and is showing up in napkins, toilet paper and other common papers with recycled content. On a more encouraging note, Wisconsin’s Appleton Papers, the world’s largest thermal paper maker, removed BPA from its products in 2006. And the EPA has since launched a program to evaluate the safety and availability of alternatives to BPA in thermal paper. Public health advocates and environmentalists, of course, would like to see BPA phased out entirely.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
“I am content to define history as the past events of which we have knowledge and refrain from worrying about those of which we have none — until, that is, some archaeologist digs them up.” — Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (1912-1989)
Top bargainers announce payroll tax cut deal
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Relieved congressional bargainers say they’ve reached agreement on compromise legislation extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed through 2012, edging a whitehot political battle a major step closer to finally being resolved. Rep. David Camp, R-Mich., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the two top negotiators, strode from a conference room minutes after midnight to say that only technical issues and the drafting of legislative language remained. The bill would assure a continued tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for several million others, delivering top election-year priorities for President Barack Obama. “It’s a very good deal for the country,” said Baucus, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee. There were disconcerting hints that last-minute problems might still crop up. Neither Baucus nor Camp would predict whether Congress would approve the legislation by Friday, the original goal. And aides did not distribute summaries of the bill to reporters, which is usually routine when major accords are reached. Even so, Baucus and Camp — and a handful of other lawmakers who helped craft the package — expressed confidence that their work on the roughly $150 billion measure was virtually complete. “We’re moving forward,” said Camp, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. The temporary payroll tax cut and extra unemployment coverage initially ran into GOP resistance, some of which lingers. But Republicans have largely concluded that it would be politically damaging to oppose the package, particularly in this presidential and congressional election year. That contrasted with December, when House Republicans refused to back a bipartisan Senate bill providing a two-month extension of the tax cuts and jobless benefits while bargainers completed a yearlong deal — only to retreat under barrages of criticism from Republicans and conservatives around the country. Underscoring that they had learned the consequenc-
DEAR EDITOR: On March 6, Van Wert County residents will have the opportunity to vote for two new commissioners. If you are like me, you have spent many of the last few years a bit disillusioned with the current state of our county. • Van Wert is only one of three Ohio counties whose population has decreased by 5 percent throughout the last 20 years. While that percentage may seem small, it equates to hundreds of people — gone. • Van Wert has consistently ranked amongst the highest Ohio counties facing unemployment. • For nearly a decade, Van Wert has pursued new businesses, and for nearly a decade, Van Wert has continued to lose jobs. With such statistics, it is sometimes difficult to believe that our local officials have any power to change our circumstances. But a certain candidate has offered a new perspective to voters. Todd Wolfrum believes in a prosperous Van Wert County, and those beliefs extend beyond mere words and ideas. • Todd Wolfrum believes in creating business incentives that will attract new businesses to the county. • Todd Wolfrum believes in tapping into state monies that remain untouched each year simply because no one knows how to ask for them. • Todd Wolfrum believes in promoting business opportunities for individuals and businesses who can invest in our economy today—rather than tomorrow. • Todd Wolfrum believes that promoting a local highereducation branch campus is the best way to keep the brightest minds in our county. • Todd Wolfrum believes in representing all segments of Van Wert County— teachers, business owners, factory employees, farmers, bankers, retailers, young, and old. On March 6, I am voting for Todd Wolfrum. If you care about the future of Van Wert County, you should, too. Lindsay Hotmire
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Xi wraps up highly-scripted US capital visit
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans looking at the U.S. visit of China’s likely future leader for a clue about where relations between the two nations might be headed, the signal has been clear: No change in substance, but perhaps a change in style. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping toed the line set by the man he is to succeed as Communist Party chief in the fall, Hu Jintao, who made a grand U.S. state visit a year ago. Xi, who is expected to become president in 2013, made clear that China wants a deeper relationship with the United States and even welcomes its engagement in the Asia-Pacific, as long as it respects China’s interests and concerns in its own neighborhood. “It was a scripted trip without surprises,” said Jeff Bader, East Asia policy director during the first two years of the Obama administration. “He obviously wasn’t here to make policy, or make decisions or alter positions on issues. He is not the No. 1 yet and he doesn’t want to prejudice his chances of being No. 1.” But while Xi, 58, has said little new — and did little to narrow the gaping differences that exist between the U.S. and China on issues such as human rights — he made a conscious effort to appear less remote than the stiff and aloof Hu. “He’s more interactive than past Chinese leaders. He looks you in the eye, and you feel he’s conversing with you,” said Bader, who spoke briefly with Xi on Wednesday. Mindful that Xi likely will lead China for the next decade, Washington pulled out the stops to make him feel welcome. He held a long meeting with President Barack Obama and received a 19-gun salute at the Pentagon — unprecedented for a visiting vice president. His two-day swing through the power centers of Washington was followed by a trip Wednesday to Muscatine, Iowa, where Xi visited in 1985 as a 31-year-old, county-level official to learn about crop and livestock practices. In Muscatine, Xi visited with some of the people he’d spent time with during the 1985 trip. He also was greeted by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, and sat down for tea with the residents while photographers and video crews recorded the interaction. Participants said they were impressed with Xi’s memory of his earlier trip and his genuine fondness for Iowa and rural Americans. “The guy has a clairvoyant memory. It was unbelievable,” said Tom Hoopes, a vegetable farmer who showed Xi his asparagus and sweet potatoes during a tour of his farm in 1985. The Iowa trip in particular was an opportunity for Xi to show a more personal side. Those who attended the Muscatine meeting said Xi shook everyone’s hand, was quick to smile and even made a couple light remarks. “I’m flabbergasted that he would take time out of his busy schedule and come back to Muscatine,” said Eleanor Dvorchak, whose family hosted Xi for two nights during the visit 27 years ago.
Obama’s budget axes bacteria testing in produce
By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would eliminate the nation’s only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables for deadly pathogens, leaving public health officials without a crucial tool used to investigate deadly foodborne illness outbreaks. The budget plan the president sent to Congress Monday would ax the Agriculture Department’s tiny Microbiological Data Program, which extensively screens high-risk fresh produce throughout the year for bacteria including salmonella, E. coli and listeria. If samples are positive, they can trigger nationwide recalls, and keep tainted produce from reaching consumers or grocery store shelves. Food safety advocates and a top-ranking U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said the information also can help pinpoint foods tied to illness outbreaks, and would not easily be replaced by companies’ internal tests or more modest federal sampling programs. “It’s the radar gun that keeps the industry honest and if that’s eliminated, we don’t have a program that will keep the industry in check,” said Mike Doyle, director of the By ALAN FRAM Associated Press University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety, which works with the produce industry to improve safety measures on farms and in packinghouses. “This is really important because you and I eat that food and we don’t want to get sick.” White House Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman Meg Reilly said the decision to cut the $5 million program was made after USDA decided it had limited impact. She said it also USDA determined it did not fit within its Agricultural Marketing Service division, which is partially funded by fees collected from produce growers. “While food safety is a vitally important part of successfully marketing produce and other agricultural products, other federal and state public health agencies are better equipped to perform this function,” USDA spokeswoman Courtney Rowe said in a statement. Industry leaders from United Fresh Produce and other major trade associations have pushed the government in recent years to get rid of the comprehensive testing program, saying it has cost growers millions in produce recalls and has unfairly targeted farmers who aren’t responsible for contaminating the food. They want the among working-class whites, 36 percent to 23 percent. Romney’s lukewarm performance with less-educated whites could haunt him in the Feb. 28 Michigan primary. Though it’s Romney’s native state, Santorum is using his upbringing in the western Pennsylvania manufacturing town of Butler, his rougheredged style and his “Made in America” proposals for boosting U.S. manufacturing to woo Michigan’s many blue-collar voters. Romney’s weakness with working-class whites is a liability he would also have to address as the nominee. GOP presidential candidates often need big margins from this group to offset weaker support from others. “It has to be a concern,” said GOP pollster John McLaughlin, who is not working for a presidential candidate. “What these voters are looking for is, ‘Tell me how you’re going to help my life.’ If we can’t articulate that, then we’re going to lose.” Some voters view Romney as “an ultra-wealthy individual,” said David Hill, another GOP pollster who is not working in the presidential race. “They have a sense he cannot identify with ordinary Americans. He’ll have ample
es of seeming to block a middle-class tax cut, House Republicans removed the major hurdle to the legislation earlier this week when they agreed that the payroll tax cut — comprising about twothirds of the measure’s cost — would not have to be paid for with spending cuts. The bargainers spent Wednesday trying to extinguish last-minute brushfires as some members of Congress sought changes in a tentative agreement that aides had described Tuesday. Chief among the late disputes was a proposal to save around $15 billion — about half the $30 billion cost of the bill’s extended jobless benefits — by requiring federal workers to contribute an additional 1.5 percent of their pay to their pensions. Democrats, including Sen. Ben Cardin and others from Maryland, home to many government employees, resisted that plan, holding up a final handshake among congressional bargainers. The provision was ultimately changed to target the boost only at newly hired federal workers, requiring them to contribute 2.3 percent of their salaries toward defined benefit pensions.
One Year Ago Paula Schumm of Spencerville dropped by St. John’s Annex Monday morning to play music for preschoolers. Schumm plays various instruments made by her husband, Dr. Herb Schumm. In addition to the banjo, Schumm also played the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and a stump fiddle she and her children made. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” will be performed by The Ohio State University Lima Campus theatre department on March 5, 6 and 7 in the Student Activities Building auditorium. The play will be directed by Kathy Davies of Ottoville with assistance from Dr. Thomas Gambill, Lima Campus director of theatre. • St. Mary’s players saw only five Blue Jays on the floor Saturday night. But what they didn’t see but could feel was the assist St. John’s received from a sixth or maybe even a seventh player named – tradition. “The thing of all the wins guys in the past had helped in a game like this,” said St. St. John’s coach Bob Arnzen after this team’s 57-55 come-from-behind win. “These kids don’t want to lose.” • Valentine coloring contest winners were announced by Fort Jennings Central Jaycees, sponsors. Winners were Jamie Kennedy, daughter of Donna and Karl Kennedy; Kate Schimmoeller, daughter of Dan and Jane Schimmoeller; Amy Will, daughter of Dave and Judy Will; Nicky Metzger, daughter of Bob and Marilyn Metzger; Joshua Young, son of Ron and Gale Young; and Nicole Geise, daughter of Scott and Bernetta Geise. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Delphos Rotarians saw an up-to-the minute film on NATO at their meeting in the Janba room at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday. The film was provided by John Metzner, Sr., program chairman for the day, and E. E. Sheeter operated the projector. Paul Harter, Jr., vice president, presided in the absence of Paul G. Korn, president. • Psi Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega Sorority held a Valentine party Tuesday evening in the home of Dianna Hammons. The program on Hawaii was given by Gloria Ladd. Plans were completed for a future guest speaker and dessert luncheon with Rho and Tau chapters as guests. The next meeting will be held Feb. 27 at the home of Sally Kiggins on West Second Street. • Approximately 100 members of the Delphos Country Club and guests attended the club’s February social event last night at the club house, northwest of Delphos. The party was in the form of a Valentine dance with Glen Poling and his orchestra providing the music. Club house decorations were carried out with a Valentine theme and lunch was served in the evening. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Delphos’ new Gamble Store, located at 311 N. Main St., will be opened with a grand opening sale Feb. 19. This opening sale will be for two days only ending Feb. 20. On these days there will be free gifts for every customer. Bob Robinson, who comes to Delphos from the Gamble Store at Bellefontaine, where he has been for some time, is manager of the new store. • A most pleasing event was a joint meeting of the Walterick-Hemme Post, No. 3035, and the Delphos Kiwanis Club which was held at the VFW rooms on North Main Street Monday night. The VFW extended the invitation to the Kiwanis to be present at their annual commemorative meeting on the anniversary of the blowing up of the U.S. Battleship Maine in the Havana harbor. This incident helped to bring about the Spanish-American War and through it caused the organization of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. • About 600 farmers of the Delphos vicinity were in attendance at the Allis-Chalmers field day field at the Mueller Implement and Auto Company. The program was in charge of Mr. Hardgrove and Mr. Gaat of the Allis-Chalmers Company. The meeting was one of a series being sponsored by the Mueller Company for the benefit of the farmers in this vicinity.
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Romney struggling to attract white working class
WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party’s drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. The wealthy former Bain Capital chief has led his rivals by comfortable margins among white college graduates, according to combined polls of voters in the first five states that held presidential nominating contests. But the exit and entry surveys showed only a modest Romney advantage among whites who lack college degrees, the yardstick analysts typically use to define the working class. The imbalance was most pronounced among less-educated white men, with whom his lead disappeared. More recent polling bears out the same problem for Romney. According to a national poll of Republicans released this week by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, the former Massachusetts governor has a slender lead over Santorum among whites with degrees but trails him
private sector to do more of its own testing, rather than allowing USDA to take random samples of fruits and vegetables at massive grocery store distribution centers, after produce has already left company control. Last year, for instance, California firms had to recall pre-packaged fresh cilantro and bagged spinach after MDP tests of random samples detected salmonella. The 120,000 food samples the program has collected in the last decade have offered public health officials important clues when they are probing the source of food poisoning outbreaks, Dr. Robert Tauxe, the CDC’s top foodgerm investigator, said in an interview in October when the agency began offering the program’s employees early retirement packages. Last year, the program found lettuce and spinach contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the strain most commonly responsible for food poisoning, and also started aggressively testing for listeria in cantaloupes in response to the nation’s most deadly foodborne illness outbreak, in which 30 people died after eating listeria-tainted melons. In one instance in the last several years, a contaminated produce sample the program identified was later tied to an illness cluster, Tauxe said.
time over the course of campaigning in the general election to rectify that.” The sometimes-staid Romney is already trying to do just that. He recently described his father as a carpenter who could spit nails out of his mouth “pointy end forward,” without mentioning that George Romney became CEO of the American Motors Corp. and governor of Michigan. He also described how rising fuel and food prices have been “tough for middle-income families in America,” and said the country needs a president with “experience in a factory or experience in a workplace” who can understand how to create jobs. Santorum, son and grandson of Italian immigrants, has a more personal connection to working-class voters that he’s always ready to discuss. He cites his childhood living in apartments provided by the Veterans Administration, where his father worked as a psychologist, and never misses an opportunity to discuss his grandfather. “My grandfather was a coal miner. I grew up in a steel town, with blue-collar roots,” the now well-off former Pennsylvania senator said Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Herald – 5A
Under the Covers ...
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I am making a departure from books once again this time and looking under the cover of a DVD. This is Left of Center sketch comedy, and it’s not your typical comedy DVD. If you like Saturday Night Live, picture that with more of an edge. This DVD is a compilation of several comedy sketches, created and written by Alex Mangen, Jason Hardwick, and David Allen. Some are commercial parodies, some involve elaborate choreography, some involve a grumpy old man character and plenty of unintelligible language. All are well made. Most are funny. Well, depending on your sense of humor, all are funny. Some are just hilarious, and I’ve watched them again and again and shown them to everyone I know, while others are just so-so, kind of like a typical episode of SNL. My favorites are the bandaid commercial sketch, the retirement home commercial sketch, and the art class sketch. There are many others that I really like and laugh out loud at, but those are the best in my opinion. What sets Left of Center apart from other sketch comedy groups is that, for one thing, they don’t have a static ensemble cast, such as SNL. The producers appear in several of the sketches, but otherwise, there are brand new comedy actors in each and every sketch – you won’t keep seeing the same faces playing a million different parts.
Spend some quality time in the kitchen. While you prepare the casserole, have a member of your family stir up the cookies. Then enjoy a meal together. Philly Cheese Steak Casserole 3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles (6 oz.) 1 pound beef sirloin steak, about 3/4-inch thick 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 medium onions, chopped (1 cup) 1 small green pepper, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 3/4 cups beef broth 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup fat-free halfand-half 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Cut beef into 3/4-inch pieces. Heat skillet over medium heat. Cook beef and pepper in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, until beef is brown. Stir in onions and bell pepper. Cook 2 minutes; spoon into baking dish. In a medium bowl, beat broth and flour with wire whisk until smooth. Add to skillet; heat to boiling. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens; remove from heat. Stir in half-andhalf and mustard. Spoon over beef mixture. Stir in cooked noodles. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly. Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies 1 cup shortening (1/2 margarine) 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, separated 4 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon soda 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup nuts or drained pineapple (optional) Cream shortening, sugar and egg yolks with electric mixer. Sift flour, soda and salt together. Add lemon juice to milk. Add dry and liquid mixtures alternately to creamed mixture. Beat in vanilla. Stir in nuts and pineapple. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with knife. Sprinkle with sugar lightly spiced with cinnamon or nutmeg. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on racks. Store tightly covered. Makes 4 dozen.
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TODAY 5:30 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission meets at the museum, 241 N. Main St. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7 p.m. — Spencerville Local Schools Board of Education meets. St. John’s Athletic Boosters meet in the Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple on North Main Street. Delphos VFW Auxiliary meets at the VFW Hall, 213 W. Fourth St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.
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It’s a fun DVD to own because it doesn’t require a long amount of time to view, and we’ve all seen the same funny clips everyone plays at parties. This is something new to throw in that people haven’t seen, and it guarantees laughs. The sketch comedy group has a web site, leftofcentercomedy.com, where you can check them out online. You can also type the group’s name into YouTube to view some sketches not available on the DVD. A few noteworthy accomplishments of Left of Center: Sketches were included in the Indy Comedy Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and select sketches were licensed by MTV Network and CW Network. If you’re a sketch comedy fan and are looking for something new, rather than the same old tired SNL re-runs, then give this a try. It’s well made, interesting, and most of all, hilarious.
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MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) meets in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library.
Staup graduates Clark earns business degree from Toledo
Brian Clark of Delphos graduated from Morehead State University with a master of business administration degree during the 2011 Fall Commencement ceremony.
Deitering earns Akron degree
Kurtis Staup of Delphos graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology. Staup was among more than 1,000 graduates who received their degrees at the university’s Fall 2011 commencement ceremonies.
University of Akron recently held its 2011 fall commencement. Meagan Deitering of Spencerville, earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary anthropology.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Jeffcats seek first NWC win
By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org Jefferson is still looking for its first Northwest Conference boys basketball win of 201112. The Wildcats (1-16, 0-7 NWC) have one more shot to get it at home Friday night and it could be the perfect opponent as Bluffton (3-15, 2-5) comes to The Stage of Jefferson M i d d l e School. “They’ve had some inhouse perDunlap sonnel issues with some of their starters being dismissed from the team. I received a different roster Monday than the one we had from before,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith explained. “They have brought up some freshmen to step into the lineup. That happened before last weekend’s games, so we had a chance to scout them and try to see what their kids can do. “They do have a couple of kids that have been there awhile like Donley, R.J. Stratton and Liksha. Donley is a third-year junior and the offense goes through him a lot. Stratton is a good athlete; you saw it in football in the fall and now in basketball. Liksha is a role player, a ‘junk’ man that every team needs to do well. Two of those freshman: Skilliter, a swing man, and Brickner at the point, start. Brickner may be only 5-5 but he looks like he has a bright future; he can really handle the basketball, especially for a freshman. Once he matures physically, he’ll be tough. “What they don’t have is a lot of depth; they have two sophomores off the bench and not much else right now for varsity. Still, a lot of what Bluffton has done for Coach (Todd) Boblitt they are still doing, despite the personnel issues. They play a half-court man and 1-2-2 zone and they really run a pattern offense; I think they use about 50 sets, including a version of the old ‘Four Corners’ offense where they spread the floor and cre-
By JIM METCALFE email@example.com OTTOVILLE — Ottoville senior Kyle Karhoff could have gone elsewhere to continue his golfing career at the next level. Instead, he chose to stay close to home as he signed a national letter-of-intent to attend nearby University of Northwestern Ohio and play golf for the Racers of head coach Kevin Kitchen. Where else could he be part of a building program, as he figures? “That was one of the things that attracted me to the program; it’s new and growing, just like the university itself. It’s an exciting time, not only for the program but the university itself, Karhoff explained. “I’m excited to sign and get this decision done. I know all the guys on the team now and I feel very comfortable around them and really feel like it’s a perfect fit for me. I’m looking forward to continuing my golfing career for the next four years here. “I also really felt comfortable around Kevin. He not only has shown he cares about my golf game but I can also talk to him about academics and even the personal stuff.” The only other school that Karhoff — who intends to major in marketing — was really considering was Lourdes College in Toledo but the people involved were
Karhoff stays close to home for college golf
BRUINS 4, CANADIENS 3, SO MONTREAL — Tyler Seguin’s shootout goal gave Boston a victory over Montreal after the visiting Bruins squandered a 2-goal lead in the third period. Tim Thomas stopped Rene Bourque, Max Pacioretty and Lars Eller in the shootout for his 24th win. He made 26 saves during regulation and overtime. Andrew Ference, Benoit Pouliot and Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston, which began a 6-game trip — its longest of the season — on a winning note following a 2-4 skid. Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole scored in the third for Montreal. Mathieu Darche had tied it 1-1 with a short-handed goal early in the second. Price stopped 31 shots for Montreal, which had a 4-game winning streak snapped on Monday. SENATORS 6, PANTHERS 2 SUNRISE, Fla. — Craig Anderson made 42 saves, six Ottawa players scored and the Senators routed the Panthers for their ninth straight win against
The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Teemu Selanne beat goalie MarcAndre Fleury midway through the third period and the Anaheim Ducks snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-game home winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night. Corey Perry added his 28th goal and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves for Anaheim, which won in Pittsburgh for the first time in 11 years by slowing down Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. The NHL’s leading scorer was held pointless for the second time this month and his 8-game goal streak at home ended, too. Jordan Staal scored for Pittsburgh but the Penguins’ high-flying offense was bottled up over the last two periods. Selanne’s 19th goal of the season was the 656th of his career, moving him into a tie with Brendan Shanahan for 12th place on the NHL list. The Ducks are 14-3-3 since New Year’s Day.
ate driving lanes.” Two seniors: Nick Dunlap (10.8 markers, 3.4 caroms per game) and Shayn Klinger (8.2 markers, 3.5 boards, 1.8 assists); will be playing their home finales. The rest of the crew has juniors Zach Rocker (2.9 points), Dakota Stroh (.8) and Seth Wollenhaupt (.8); sophomores Ross Thompson (7.9 counters, 9.9 boards, 1.8 assists) and Austin Jettinghoff (5.1 points, 1.4 assists); and freshman Nick Fitch (3.1 markers, 4.2 caroms) for a unit that scores 43.4 points and cedes 57.9. They also are only getting outrebounded by an average of 31.428.5. Jefferson comes off a pair of road losses: 70-56 at Allen East and then a tough 53-48 Klinger loss at Fort Jennings. “We played well during spurts Friday night and then played well basically all night against Fort Jennings. We are looking at the positives from those two performances and we see a lot of them,” Smith added. “Our turnovers have gone down the last few games and that is always a good thing; we’re been more solid taking care of the basketball. Nick (Dunlap) has been a double-digit scorer most of the year and probably had his best all-around game Saturday. Ross continues to average near double digits in rebounds for a sophomore and Austin has had one turnover in his last four games at the point. Nick (Fitch) has had a solid 4-game stretch and Shayn has been a steadying influence all season. “For us this week, getting off to a good start will be a key. We feel if we can continue playing well in areas like ballhandling and rebounding, we have a great chance to compete well. I am sure Bluffton feels the same way. We don’t want to let them get comfortable running their patterns and want to limit their offensive options.” Jefferson plays on the road at Van Wert Monday.
Ottoville senior golfer Kyle Karhoff, seated middle, signs his national letter-ofintent to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio and play golf for head coach Kevin Kitchen. With him are, seated, left to right, his stepfather, Jay Moore, and his mother, Ellen Karhoff; and standing, Ottoville head coach Jim Brown, Kitchen and Ottoville Athletic Director Mark Odenweller. the turning point in his deci- get to know everybody. He’s on the team right away,” a great kid and good player; Brown acknowledged. “He’s sion. also good friends with other Kitchen thinks he will fit he will step right in.” Karhoff’s coach for the guys there that he golfed right in as well. “I have known him for Big Green, Jim Brown, also with in tournaments before, five years now because of has no doubts about his pro- like Austin (Clarkson) and the tournaments in the area tege’s ability to contribute Matt (Warnecke). Plus, he’s and he will be an asset for immediately at the collegiate staying close to home. “I am looking forward to us right away. He knows level. “He’s joining a pretty see him become a major all the kids and has already decided where he’s going capable group already; I asset for Coach Kitchen. to live and everything,” have two golfers from my He’s got something going Kitchen noted. “He won’t program there already in there at UNOH and I’m have the transition period he Alex (Odenweller) and Troy looking forward to see might have needed had he (Markward) but I believe he what he can continue to gone elsewhere and had to can compete for a top-5 spot build.”
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Lady Racers whip Madonna; Racer men fall
(Stephens 8). Assists: 18 (Naubert 8). Steals: 8 (Short 2). Blocks: 3 (Stephens 3). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 17. HOME TEAM: Northwestern Ohio 7-22, 2-15 WHAC Johnny Elliott 3-9 2-2 9, Chris Cromity 2-10 0-0 5, Jake Bolyard 5-15 4-4 17, Jon Slagle 1-4 0-2 2, Todd Watkins 5-12 4-6 14, Conrad Freeman 0-0 0-0 0, Mike Wynn 2-2 0-0 4, Darko Bucan 2=5 0-0 5. Totals 20-57(35.1%) 10-14(71.4%) 56. Three-point goals: 6-18/33.3% (Bolyard 3-9, Darko 1-1, Elliott 1-3, Cromity 1-5). Rebounds: 34/15 off. (Watkins 12). Assists: 10 (Elliott 5). Steals: 5 (Elliott 4). Blocks: 4 (Elliott 2). Turnovers: 19. Fouls: 9. Score by Halves Madonna 47 30 - 77 UNOH 30 26 - 56 Points in the paint-MUMBB 32,NOBB 22. Points off turnoversMUMBB 19,NOBB 9. 2nd chance points-MUMBB 10,NOBB 15. Fast break pointsMUMBB 10,NOBB 0. Bench points-MUMBB 19,NOBB 9. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-1 time. Last FG-MUMBB 2nd-01:23, NOBB 2nd-03:16. Largest lead-MUMBB by 27 2nd11:26, NOBB by 2 1st-19:48. -----
Florida. Jim O’Brien notched his first career goal, Milan Michalek moved into a tie for the team lead with his 25th of the season and Kaspars Daugavins, Bobby Butler, Daniel Alfredsson, and Filip Kuba also scored for the Senators. Ottawa has beaten the Panthers five straight times in Florida and 17 out of 20 on the road. Shawn Matthias and Sean Bergenheim scored for the Panthers. Scott Clemmensen allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Jose Theodore with 5:54 left in the second. Theodore, who hadn’t played since Jan. 20, stopped 13 out of 15 shots. CANUCKS 3, AVALANCHE 1 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jannik Hansen scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:29 remaining to lift Vancouver over Colorado. Hansen, who had gone 12 games without a goal, took Cody Hodgson’s pass and drilled a shot over the shoulder of backup goalie Semyon Varlamov to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. A defensive zone turnover led to Hansen’s 14th of the season and first game-winner. Alex Burrows scored his 20th of the season into an empty net. David Booth opened the scoring for the Canucks, who are 13-0-2 against the Avalanche since their last loss to Colorado on Nov. 1, 2009. Erik Johnson tied the game for the Avalanche with a second-period goal. The Canucks (36-15-6) again closed to within two points of Western Conference-leading Detroit with their eighth win in 11 games. They also have points in the three overtime losses. The Avalanche (28-26-4) had earned at least one point in four straight games. MAPLE LEAFS 4, OILERS 3, OT EDMONTON, Alberta — Tim Connolly’s overtime goal gave Toronto a win that snapped a 4-game losing streak. After the Oilers came in on a 3-on-1 rush, the Maple Leafs turned around and went up ice with a similar break of their own. Joffrey Lupul found Connolly with a pass for the winning goal at 1:39. Lupul, Matthew Lombardi and Jake Gardiner also scored for the Maple Leafs (29-23-6), who had been outscored 10-1 in their previous two games. Ben Eager, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle had goals for the Oilers (22-28-6), whose 4-game home winning streak ended.
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio women’s basketball team dumped Madonna 74-49 Wednesday in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference matchup inside The Garage. Amanda Francis led the Lady Racers (16-13, 10-7 WHAC) with 20, while Rebecca Puckett had 19 and Shaye Warman 16. They also enjoyed a 52-38 edge off the glass. Michelle Lindsey led the guests (10-16, 7-10) with 15. Later on the men’s side, though, the visitors secured a 77-56 victory. Bobby Naubert led the victors (17-12, 11-6) with 16, along with 15 from Travis Schuba and 11 by Tyler Coker. Jake Bolyard was highs corer for the Racers (7-22, 2-15) with 17 and Todd Watkins had a double-double (14 points, 12 boards).
Roth layup with 2.5 ticks left lifts Defiance to 55-53 win over Beavers
By Martin Kluk Sports information intern
WOMEN VISITORS: Madonna 10-16, 7-10 WHAC Erin Bentley 2-11 2-2 7, Heather Pratt 1-7 0-0 2, Shantelle Herring 3-11 0-2 7, Kaylee McGrath 1-6 2-3 5, Becca Wojcinski 4-8 0-1 8, Yazmeen Hamid 0-2 0-0 0, Megan Murphy 0-1 0-0 0, Katie Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Carrie Kloster 0-1 0-0 0, Michelle Lindsey 6-14 3-4 15, Kristie Porada 0-3 2-2 2, Kayleigh McCollum 0-0 0-0 0, Hayley Stempien 0-1 3-6 3. Totals 17-65(26.2%) 12-20(60%) 49. Three-point goals: 3-25/12% (McGrath 1-1, Herring 1-6, Bentley 1-7, Kloster 0-1, Lindsey 0-1, Porada 0-1, Hamid 0-2, Pratt 0-6). Rebounds: 38/17 off. (Team 8, McGrath 7). Assists: 10 (Pratt 4). Steals: 13 (Herring/Wojcinski 3). Blocks: 3 (Herring/McGrath/Lindsey 1). Turnovers: 21. Fouls: 17. HOME TEAM: Northwestern Ohio 16-13, 10-7 WHAC Shaye Warman 4-12 4-4 16, Angie Cates 1-4 5-10 7, Rebecca Puckett 7-8 3-3 19, Amanda Francis 8-16 3-3 20, Kelsey Burton 1-2 0-0 2, Sammi Dervisevic 0-4 0-0 0, Amanda Henry 2-3 3-4 7, Bria McFadgen 0-2 1-2 1, Lauren Hopfner 0-1 0-0 0, Brooke Boening 0-0 0-0 0, Saige Meyer 0-4 0-0 0, Leah Konieczki 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-58(41.4%) 19-26(73.1%) 74. Three-point goals: 7-18/38.9% (Warman 4-8, Puckett 2-3, Francis 1-3, Dervisevic 0-2, Meyer 0-2). Rebounds: 52/15 off. (Henry 8). Assists: 13 (Francis 4). Steals: 16 (Warman 4). Blocks: 3 (Francis/Dervisevic/Henry 1). Turnovers: 24. Fouls: 18. Score by Halves Madonna 24 25 - 49 UNOH 38 36 - 74 Points in the paint-MUWBB 20,NOBS 24. Points off turnoversMUWBB 14,NOBS 31. 2nd chance points-MUWBB 8,NOBS 12. Fast break points-MUWBB 6,NOBS 6. Bench points-MUWBB 20,NOBS 10. Score tied-2 times. Last FG-MUWBB 2nd-04:00, NOBS 2nd-03:06. Largest lead-MUWBB by 3 1st19:44, NOBS by 29 2nd-04:27. MEN VISITORS: Madonna 17-12, 11-6 WHAC Matt Jenkins 3-5 0-0 8, Travis Schuba 5-11 0-0 15, Tyler Coker 4-11 2-3 11, Bobby Naubert 6-10 4-4 16, Eoghann Stephens 4-5 0-0 8, Quentin Simmons 1-2 0-0 2, Mitch Cieslak 0-2 0-0 0, Jordan Short 2-3 0-0 4, Mike Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Jeff Schmitz 0-0 0-0 0, Fred Williams 4-8 0-0 8, Donald Owens 0-0 0-2 0, Derek Lennen 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 31-59(52.5%) 6-9(66.7%) 77. Three-point goals: 9-22/40.9% (Schuba 5-10, Jenkins 2-3, Lennen 1-1, Coker 1-4, Cieslak 0-1, Short 0-1, Williams 0-2). Rebounds: 35/11 off.
DEFIANCE — The Bluffton University men’s basketball team dropped a heart-breaker, 55-53, inside Defiance College’s Karl H. Weaner Community Center Wednesday. It was the third Beaver loss in their last four games in which they fell by three points or less. The defeat dropped Bluffton to 15-9 overall (9-8 HCAC), while Defiance improved to 12-12 (8-9 HCAC). Senior Nate Heckelman (Norwalk) got the Beavers started on the right foot when he took it to the hole on the first possession of the game. Even with the game being a defensive battle early on, Bluffton extended the lead to five (12-7) on a layin by senior Brent Farley (Lima/Shawnee) with eight and a half minutes remaining in the first period. However, Defiance got things rolling and went on a 21-6 jag to finish out the half as Bluffton went into the break down 10 points, 28-18. The Beavers responded with a hot start in the second period. Slowly cutting away at the lead, a trey by Josh Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) trimmed the deficit to three (32-29) with 15:34 remaining. The Yellow Jackets tried to keep pace, but the momentum was all in Bluffton’s favor as the visitors took a 40-38 lead on a chip shot by Dustin Kinn (Alvada/New Riegel) with just under 11 minutes to play. After battling back and forth, Defiance grabbed the lead back and pushed it to 50-46 on a pair of free throws by Anthony Brown with 5:03 on the clock. The Beavers, however, never gave up and tied the game twice in the remaining minutes; once at 50 and again at 53 when Fisher split a pair from
the charity stripe with 27 seconds to play. But just as the last few losses occurred, Bluffton’s opposition made the most of their last chance with the ball as Mason Roth got to the rack with 2.5 ticks on the clock. When Roth intercepted the inbounds pass, Defiance ran out the clock for a 55-53 victory over their longtime rivals. Farley paced the Beavers with 15 points and seven boards while Fisher chipped in with 14. Anthony Brown was key to the Jackets’ win as he scored 22 of their 55 points while shooting 8-of-14 from the field, including a 30-foot bank shot from straight away with the shot clock winding down, and 5-of-5 at the line. Bluffton went 20-of-48 (41.7 percent) from the field, while Defiance connected on 20-of-46 (43.5 percent). Where the game was decided was at the foul line as the Beavers struggled, going 11-of-22 (50.0 percent), including missing 3-of-6 in the last 2:41 of the game. The Yellow Jackets hit 11-of-16 (68.6 percent). Bluffton finished 2-of-12 from outside the arc (16.7 percent), compared to Defiance’s 4-of13 (30.8 percent) on triples. Bluffton plays Saturday at home against Transylvania. The Senior Day contest is 4 p.m. in Founders Hall. Defiance has now held opponents under the 70-point barrier in five straight outings and has limited teams to 54.7 points per showing over the last three contests. The Jackets will need one more strong effort on the defensive end to complete the late-season surge into the HCAC Tournament as a win over Franklin (11-13, 8-9 HCAC) on Saturday at 4 p.m. would send Defiance to the postseason for the third time in four seasons under head coach Kyle Brumett. DC will honor its 5-man senior class of Brown, Kyle and Kevin Tietje, Justin Morris and Brandon Hoke prior to the start of Saturday’s game before looking to secure Brumett’s 100th victory as a head coach. -----
Jackets pull away late in 77-68 win over Bluffton
By Martin Kluk Sports information intern
DEFIANCE — The Bluffton University women’s basketball team stayed with the Yellow Jackets for three quarters of the contest, but ran out of gas as Defiance pulled away in a 77-68 win Wednesday. The Beavers third straight setback dropped them to 8-16 overall (6-11 HCAC), while the Jackets are 9-13 (9-8 HCAC) and secured a berth in the upcoming Heartland Conference Tournament. Junior Lauren Hutton (New
Riegel) got Bluffton on the board early with a layup in the first minute. After Defiance moved ahead by as many as four, senior Brittany Lewis (Springfield/Shawnee) completed a hoop and harm to tie the game at 13 with just over 14 minutes to play in the half. The Yellow Jackets then responded with a six-point spurt and extended their lead to eight (28-20) at 4:48 in the first period. Senior Rachel Daman (Defiance/Tinora) canned two free throws and Lewis added a layup before the break but Bluffton still trailed 32-26 heading to the locker room. Both teams came out of intermission and knew they were in for a battle. The Beavers grabbed the momentum early as they chipped away at the lead and cut the deficit to one, 42-41, after a jumper by senior Brittany Stegmaier (Garfield/ Trinity) with just under 12 minutes to play. Defiance answered by scoring the next five points only to have Bluffton respond with five of their own which knotted the game up at 46 with 8:40 to play. Another five-point spurt by Defiance put them up with 7:58 to play. Stegmaier drained a three at the 4:27 mark to pull the Beavers within four, 60-56, but fouls led to the Yellow Jackets hitting 9-of-10 from the stripe in the last 1:35 of the contest while pulling away for a 77-68 victory at home. Daman led the Beavers with 16 points and four assists. Lewis and Hutton contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively. Stegmaier came off the bench after missing the last two games and added nine points. Bluffton hit 25-of-53 (47.2 percent) from the field, compared to 24-of-57 (42.1 percent) for the Yellow Jackets. The Beavers converted 7-of19 (36.8 percent) from distance, while Defiance was 4-of-14 (28.6) from behind the arc. The deciding factor was the 22 fouls committed by Bluffton which led to Defiance hitting 25-of-31 (80.6 percent) from the free throw line, including 17 more attempts than the Beavers who dropped in 11-of-14 (78.6 percent). Defiance turned the ball over 13 times and forced 17 miscues by the Beavers. The Jackets won the war on the glass, 37-27. The Beavers host Transylvania in the regular season finale on Saturday. The Senior Day contest is slated to tip at 2 p.m. in Founders Hall. The Yellow Jackets return Saturday when they host HCAC leader Franklin. Game-time is scheduled for 2 p.m. and can be viewed on the Yellow Jackets Sports Network at www.defianceathletics.com/mediazone/ sportsnetwork/.
Northwest Ohio Boys Basketball Standings – 2011-2012 League All Games Through Feb. 15 BLANCHARD VALLEY CONFERENCE Vanlue 7-1 16-2 Arlington 7-1 15-3 Leipsic 6-1 13-3 Liberty-Benton 6-1 13-3 McComb 4-4 11-7 Pandora-Gilboa 4-4 5-12 Arcadia 2-6 6-11 Van Buren 2-6 3-14 Cory-Rawson 1-7 5-12 Hardin-Northern 0-8 0-17 MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Fort Recovery 6-1 St. John’s 6-1 Versailles 5-2 St. Henry 4-3 New Bremen 4-3 Minster 4-3 New Knoxville 2-5 Marion Local 2-5 Coldwater 2-5 Parkway 0-7 NORTHWEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE Y - Fairbanks 6-1 Y - Ridgemont 6-1 Lima Temple Christian4-2 Perry 4-3 Riverside 3-4 Waynesfield-Goshen 2-4 Upper Scioto Valley 2-5 Marion Catholic 0-7 Y - Co-Champions
Columbus Grove Ada Crestview Spencerville Lincolnview Paulding Bluffton Allen East Jefferson 6-1 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Recker takes over Cougar helm
By Brian Bassett Times Bulletin Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VAN WERT - Van Wert Cougar football fans finally got the news they have been waiting several months for as Keith Recker was approved as the 23rd head coach of the Van Wert Cougar football team by the Van Wert School Board in their monthly meeting Wednesday evening. Recker, a Delphos native and 2002 graduate of St. John’s High School, spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor. “It’s very exciting. Myself and my whole family look forward to this opportunity to be a head coach. When I saw the opportunity at Van Wert that made it even a little bit more exciting - kind of the local connection and the familiarity with the program. We’re just very excited to get down here, get to work and become part of the community,” Recker said. Superintendent Ken Amstutz welcomed Recker to the Van Wert family after his unanimous approval by the school board. “It was a very thorough interview process. The first thing that I want to say is we have an opportunity as a community to build up our football program. We believe that Keith is the person to take us above and beyond where we want to be,” he said. Amstutz stressed the importance of the community involvement in the selection process as three community coaching job at Marion Catholic High School in Marion, then got an offer from the coach at Oak Harbor who had previously spent time as the defensive coordinator at St. Marys. “Hillsdale was a great learning opportunity and it really prepared me for the next step,” Recker explained. “We didn’t have a lot of success at Marion but we did win the first game in three years. I really learned a lot about football at Oak Harbor and a lot about running a program. We were 2-8 our first year there, two years ago we were 7-3 and right on the brink of the playoffs and we were 6-4 last year - again right on the brink of the playoffs.” Though the northwest Ohio ties are nice, Recker said two things drew him to Van Wert: “One, the tradition. I know it hasn’t been great lately but [Van Wert] is second all-time in Western Buckeye League championships. It’s been done here in the past; it’s possible. The other thing, I just remember in high school when we would play Van Wert - they would come over for open gyms and we would play during the basketball season - there was a competitiveness and just an effort that their guys gave that I really admired.” Although he grew up playing in the always tough Midwest Athletic Conference, Recker explained he is excited to coach in the WBL which sent a pair of teams to state and boasted football’s Mr. Ohio in 2011: “It makes for a great conference. If you like a challenge and you like
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15-2 11-6 16-2 14-4 11-6 8-9 9-9 8-9 7-10 1-17
PUTNAM COUNTY LEAGUE Columbus Grove Leipsic Miller City Kalida Fort Jennings Continental Pandora-Gilboa Ottoville
5-1 4-1 4-2 4-2 2-3 2-3 1-4 0-6
14-3 13-3 11-7 12-5 8-9 6-11 5-12 3-15
THREE RIVERS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Tol. Whitmer 10-2 Tol. Cent. Cath. 10-2 Tol. St. John’s Jes. 10-2 Findlay 8-4 Fremont Ross 5-7 Oregon Clay 2-10 Lima Senior 2-10 Tol. St. Francis DeS. 1-11 WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE Defiance 7-0 Elida 6-1 Bath 5-2 Ottawa-Glandorf 5-2 Van Wert 5-2 Celina 3-4 Wapakoneta 2-5 St. Marys 1-6 Shawnee 1-6 Kenton 0-7
16-2 15-3 13-5 13-5 8-9 5-13 3-15 1-16
14-5 12-7 11-6 9-8 7-12 6-12 6-12 4-16
NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Lima Central Catholic 7-0 15-2
106 1. John Martin (Wapakoneta) 2. Ryan Berhinger (Ayersville) 3. Tregg Keysor (Columbus Grove) 4. Gunnar Lucius (St. John’s) 5. Dustin Taylor (Wayne Trace) 6. Sean Currens (LCC) 113 1. Gabe Gonzalez (Defiance) 2. Kyle Berhinger (Ayersville) 3. Derek Kuhlman (Shawnee) 4. Garrett Hower (St. Mary’s) 5. Jordan Obringer (Coldwater) 6. Gaige Rassman (Jefferson) 120 1. Andrew Slonkosky (Versailles) 2. Trace Plaugher (Shawnee) 3. Tre Wheeler (Bath) 4. Tyler Baker (Allen East) 5. Santana Villarreal (Defiance) 6. Zach Smith (Cory Rawson) 7. Mason Kuether (Coldwater) 126 1. Cade Mansfield (Ayersville) 2. Brandon McCormick (LCC) and Cody Laney (Hicksville) 4. Zach Burk (Van Wert) 5. Kane Plaugher (Shawnee) 6. Matt Magen (Versailles) 7. Aaron Miller (Wayne Trace) 132 1. Colin McDermott (Shawnee) 2. Jared VanVleet (Edgerton) 3. Zavier Meeks (Bath) 4. Austin Laney ( Hicksville) 5. Jeremy Post (Coldwater) 6. Nick Pauff (Elida) 138 1. Colt Lovejoy (Allen East) 2. Kameran Clemons (Wayne Trace) 3. Nathan Valentine (Wapakoneta) 4. Zach Cozadd (Bluffton) 5. Dylan Kleman (Columbus Grove) 6. Austin Martin (St. John’s) 145 1. Zack Wilson (Bluffton) 2. Zach McCarthy (Defiance) 3. Jake Thiel (Hicksville) 4. Darquarlous Brown (Lima Senior) 5. Tyler Dunlap (Elida) 6. Jake Tremoulis (LCC) 152 1. Zach Green (Elida) 2. Sawyer Temple (Wayne Trace) 3. Will Buettner (St. John’s) 4. Darren Edinger (Jefferson) 5. Isaac Valle ( Fairview)
COACHES ASSOCIATION RANKINGS
LIMA AREA WRESTLING
17-0 15-3 13-4 12-5 12-5 8-9 5-12 5-12 4-14 6-12
6. Josh Calkins (Bath) 160 1. J.R. Conyers (Allen East) 2. Logan Looser (St. John’s) 3. Tyler Arnett (Wayne Trace) 4. Shallus Beaty (Defiance) 5. Jordan Daniels (Van Wert) 6. Aaron Urivez ( Tinora ) 170 1. Holden Hengstler (Wapakoneta) 2. Tate Ankney (Ayersville) 3. Derek Collet (Coldwater) 4. Bobby Sunderhaus (LCC) 5. Kaleb Matchett (Versailles) 6. Tyler Smith (Elida) 182 1. Alex Brown (Wapakoneta) 2. David Gremling (LCC) 3. Grant Criblez (Allen East) 4. Ian Dukehart (Elida) 5. Brett Schwinnen (St. John’s) 6. Josiah Conley (Bluffton) 7. Neal Perry (St. Marys) 195 1. Logan Heiing (St. John’s) 2. Colin McConnahea (Jefferson) 3. Gabe King (Kenton) 4. Colton Brown (Wapakoneta) 5. Nickoli Sackinger (Elida) 6. Jack Huffman (LCC) 7. Gavin Windau (Columbus Grove) 220 1. Curtis Miller (Jefferson) 2. Wyatt Karhoff (Ottawa-Glandorf) 3. Justin Post (Coldwater) 4. Tyler Ash ( Paulding ) 5. Theran Carroll (Elida) 6. Lucas Krouskop (Spencerville) 285 1. Terrin Contreras (Van Wert) 2. Quentin Wessell (Jefferson) 3. Alex Grieshop (Coldwater) 4. Mitch Karhoff (Cory-Rawson) 5. Logan Vandermark (Spencerville) 6. Kody Koronich (Bluffton) Teams: Division I and II 1. Wapakoneta 2. Elida 3. Defiance Division III 1. Coldwater 2. Ayersville 3. Versailles 4. Wayne Trace 5. St. John’s
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 20 10 .667 — Boston 15 13 .536 4 New York 15 15 .500 5 Toronto 9 22 .290 11 1/2 New Jersey 8 22 .267 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 23 7 .767 — Atlanta 19 11 .633 4 Orlando 19 11 .633 4 Washington 7 23 .233 16 Charlotte 3 26 .103 19 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 24 7 .774 — Indiana 17 12 .586 6 Milwaukee 12 17 .414 11 Cleveland 11 16 .407 11 Detroit 9 22 .290 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 21 9 .700 — Dallas 19 11 .633 2 Houston 17 13 .567 4 Memphis 16 14 .533 5 New Orleans 6 23 .207 14 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City22 7 .759 — Denver 17 13 .567 5 1/2 Portland 16 14 .533 6 1/2 Utah 14 14 .500 7 1/2 Minnesota 14 16 .467 8 1/2
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers 55 37 13 5 79 Philadelphia 56 31 18 7 69 Pittsburgh 57 32 20 5 69 New Jersey 56 32 20 4 68 N.Y. Islanders 56 24 24 8 56 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 55 35 18 2 72 Ottawa 60 30 22 8 68 Toronto 58 29 23 6 64 Montreal 58 23 25 10 56 Buffalo 56 24 26 6 54 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida 56 27 18 11 65 Washington 56 28 23 5 61 Winnipeg 58 26 26 6 58 Tampa Bay 56 24 26 6 54 Carolina 57 21 25 11 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Detroit 58 39 17 2 80 St. Louis 56 34 15 7 75 Nashville 57 33 18 6 72 Chicago 57 29 21 7 65 Columbus 57 17 34 6 40 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 57 36 15 6 78 Calgary 57 27 22 8 62
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The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Four members of TCU’s football team were among 17 students at the school arrested as part of a 6-month drug sting. Arrest warrants painted a startling picture of the Horned Frogs, with a handful of players who allegedly arranged marijuana sales after class or around practice and who told police that most of the team had failed a surprise drug test just two weeks ago. According to police, linebacker Tanner Brock, the leading tackler two seasons ago; DT D.J. Yendrey; CB Devin Johnson; and OL Ty Hornsold sold undercover officers marijuana during the season and as recently as last week. BASEBALL SAN DIEGO — Doctors who operated on Tony Gwynn said it appears the Hall-of-Fame outfielder’s cancer has not spread. However, they added it could take up to 18 months for him to regain movement in the right side of his face. The UC San Diego Health System announced that surgeons Colorado 58 28 26 4 60 147 162 removed a facial nerve because Minnesota 56 25 23 8 58 126 146 it was intertwined with the tumor Edmonton 56 22 28 6 50 150 169 inside his right cheek. They graftPacific Division ed a nerve from Gwynn’s neck GP W L OT Pts GF GA to make sure he will eventually San Jose 54 31 17 6 68 158 130 regain facial movement. Los Angeles 57 27 19 11 65 124 124 ——— Phoenix 57 27 21 9 63 149 146 Josh Hamilton is undergoing Dallas 56 28 25 3 59 146 160 Anaheim 57 24 24 9 57 148 165 counseling individually and with his wife in the aftermath of his NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for alcohol relapse and the Texas overtime loss. Rangers slugger said he is “doing Wednesday’s Results things right a day at a time.” Boston 4, Montreal 3, SO In an exclusive interview with Anaheim 2, Pittsburgh 1 Pastor James Robinson on Glenn Ottawa 6, Florida 2 Beck’s live streaming video netToronto 4, Edmonton 3, OT work, Hamilton added he knows Vancouver 3, Colorado 1 his addiction is a serious issue. Today’s Games The interview came just more Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. than two weeks after Hamilton Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Jose at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. had several drinks during dinner N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 8 p.m. in Dallas on Jan. 30 and continWinnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. ued drinking later that night. It was Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. the second known relapse with Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. alcohol in the past three years for Friday’s Games the recovering drug addict. Anaheim at New Jersey, 7 p.m. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — San Jose at Carolina, 7 p.m. Reigning AL manager of the year Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Joe Maddon agreed to a 3-year Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. contract extension that could Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. keep him in Tampa Bay’s dugout Boston at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. through 2015. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 18 9 .667 — L.A. Lakers 17 12 .586 2 Golden State 11 15 .423 6 1/2 Phoenix 12 18 .400 7 1/2 Sacramento 10 19 .345 9 ——— Wednesday’s Results San Antonio 113, Toronto 106 Orlando 103, Philadelphia 87 Detroit 98, Boston 88 Cleveland 98, Indiana 87 Memphis 105, New Jersey 100 New York 100, Sacramento 85 Houston 96, Oklahoma City 95 Minnesota 102, Charlotte 90 New Orleans 92, Milwaukee 89 Dallas 102, Denver 84 Atlanta 101, Phoenix 99 Portland 93, Golden State 91 L.A. Clippers 102, Washington 84 Today’s Games New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at New York, 8 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Washington at Utah, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Sometimes a story comes up that is just too good, that is a great reminder of the power of the human spirit. This one is it. I am referring to a story on the Ohio High School Athletic Association web site that I don’t think the powers-that-be would mind me sharing with you, my loyal readers. It is by one Eric George. It is about a girl named Lauren Sampson of Reynoldsburg. She is a high school bowler. Nothing out of the ordinary there. That is a growing sport throughout Ohio and bowling appears to be making a comeback on the national scene. The reason it drew my attention is because the freshman has spina bifida. According to the story, she is not the only bowler that has this or some other physical or mental challenge. Her teammates have accepted her with gusto and help her play the sport she loves. One brings a ramp to the foul line and Sampson, in a wheelchair, does the rest. She averages about 100. That is better than what I would probably average! She also enjoys riding horses, skiing and scuba diving.
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Delphos native and St. John’s graduate Keith Recker was approved as the new head football coach at Van Wert High School by the school board, replacing the resigned Bob Priest. members aided in the search for a new coach. “I think the biggest thing and the biggest success that we have, is we have the right person at the right time who will do the right job in our football program. What I want to make sure everybody understands, is that it’s up to our community to support this young man and to support his family because I believe we are going to move forward. And our football program is going to be where we want it to be,” he said. Recker excelled at football and basketball as a Blue Jay and went on to play college football at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. After finishing his career there, he was offered a job to coach the wide receivers for the team. The next step was a head
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to be competing, than this is a great job.” With a new coach comes a new offensive scheme and Recker’s will be based in the multiple-pro “I” formation. However, he would like to keep some staff from last year’s team as well as adding new staff who he has worked with in the past. The real excitement for the new Cougar coach, however, is meeting his team and acknowledged the need to get as many kids interested in Van Wert Cougar football as possible. “The first thing, I want to exude my excitement to the team and make sure in everything we do, we represent Van Wert schools in a first-class manner. I have to earn their respect and earn their trust; how I treat them is really going to earn their trust and respect and get the word out that this is Van Wert football and it’s an exciting thing to be part of,” he explained. “I, along with my wife Jodie and their 5-month-old daughter Molly, will soon become a part of the community and I am excited about some of the qualities I bring, as far as building programs. Once [the community] buys into that, they’ll see the changes on the field and the program will sell itself.” Recker will be a full-time teacher in the Van Wert City School System in a position to be named at a later date. “I’m very excited and thankful to the board of education for giving me this opportunity. I’m really looking forward to many years of success on and off the field with our guys,” he added.
Good for her! The story goes on about others who overcome challenges and it is heartening. Hilliard Darby junior Heather Miller, who is legally blind with optic nerve hypoplasia. She is also involved with track and field. Westerville North senior Erin Moore, who has Down syndrome. Haugland Learning Center, a school in Dublin that serves more than 200 youths with autism and related behavioral issues, is fielding a 6-person team for the second consecutive year. Many have Asperger’s syndrome, a higherfunctioning form of autism. Kudos to the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference and Central Ohio United States Bowling Congress Association for being so accommodating to these girls and giving them this
chance. You can refer to the entire story on the OHSAA web site. This next item has nothing to do with the previously-referenced story. It is all about timing. One Randy Moss, the retired pro football player, now wants to unretire and play again. Good luck. If my memory serves me well — which it does in this case — didn’t his final season two years ago end up badly for the future Hall-of-Famer? Does he believe that teams won’t remember that and comments about how he plays hard only when he wants to? Here is the trick: you and I both know that teams will take a chance on him. After all, he is 6-4 and runs a 4.3 40. A team that is a Super Bowl contender and is willing to overlook that he will be 35 will give him a long look; after all, my guess is that this is not going to be a long-term commitment. We have seen how other troubled athletes have been given second, third, umpteen chances, seemingly no matter what they did before. Heck, maybe I will even draft him in my fantasy leagues!!!
PRO FOOTBALL INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning reportedly had three surgeries last year, not two, as the Colts originally said, according to a new report. SI.com, citing anonymous league sources, reported that Manning had a previously unknown procedure between his May surgery and the September surgery that ended his season. The report acknowledged the same doctor who performed the fusion in California did not perform either of the previous two surgeries. BRISTOL, Conn. — “Monday Night Football” is switching to a 2-man booth. Analyst Ron Jaworski has signed a 5-year contract extension to appear on other programming on ESPN and will no longer join play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and color commentator Jon Gruden on Monday nights, the network announced. TAMPA, Fla. — Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed him after injuries decimated their roster midway through last season. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for the NFL Players Association are arguing a lawsuit by a group of retirees alleging unfairly reduced benefit payments is “fatally flawed” because the complaint lacks legal backing. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson heard the NFLPA’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but didn’t rule on it. LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion and mechanics with an old friend, new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, in Los Angeles. Mazzone told ESPN he’s been working with Tebow twice a day since last weekend and keeping in contact with Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase. COLLEGE BASKETBALL STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun will miss at least two more games while he receives treatment for his ailing back, the school said. Calhoun has sat out four games because of spinal stenosis, including Wednesday’s 80-54
win over DePaul. He also will miss Saturday’s game against Marquette and Monday’s game against Villanova. OLYMPICS AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Tyrieshia Douglas avoided elimination from the first U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials, stopping Taversha Norwood in the fourth round of their flyweight bout. Lightweight Mikaela Mayer also recorded a fourth-round stoppage, dominating Asia Stevenson in the semifinals of the challengers’ bracket of the double-elimination tournament. Just 12 fighters remain with a chance to earn three spots on the U.S. team and the chance to qualify for the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics. SOCCER Landon Donovan has been picked as Everton’s player of the month for January for the second time in three years. The American midfielder, on his second short-term loan to the Toffees from the Los Angeles Galaxy, assisted on five of Everton’s eight goals in January. He added another assist last weekend. TENNIS DOHA, Qatar — Caroline
Wozniacki failed to convert three match points and lost to Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in her opening match at the Qatar Open. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4 in the first round to sail straight into the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. Federer’s second-round opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, withdrew with a foot injury, giving the Swiss star a place in the last eight against Jarkko Nieminen, who overcame Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2). SAN JOSE, Calif. — Andy Roddick overcame a right ankle injury and a troublesome right hamstring, rallying past Ukrainianborn American Denis Kudla 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the SAP Open. BOGOTA, Colombia — Seeded players Jelena Dokic of Australia, Romina Oprandi of Switzerland and Loudres Dominguez Lino of Spain were eliminated from the Copa BBVA Colsanitas. SAO PAULO — Sixth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain lost to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round of the Brazil Open.
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Ecstatic Taiwanese claim Knicks’ Lin as their own
By ANNIE HUANG The Associated Press With only a handful of foreign embassies and a political leadership forced into international invisibility, it’s not surprising that the 23 million people of Taiwan feel their island home doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. Perhaps that’s why they’re now embracing emerging New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin as one of their own, reveling in his basketball exploits with a passion rare for a place better known for its flat screen TVs and computer chips. Lin was born and raised in the United States and his maternal grandmother comes from China, but his parents spent their formative years in Taiwan; that’s enough for people here to see him as a true-blue son of the island. The Harvard graduate’s remarkably rapid rise from NBA obscurity to stardom appeals to the Taiwanese as embodying the virtues they say propelled their island from agricultural backwater to high-tech powerhouse: hard work, devotion to family and modesty. Across the 100-mile Taiwan Strait, China, too, is claiming Lin as a native son, pointing to his grandmother’s roots in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang as proof of his Chinese-ness. He is being touted as the next big Chinese sports star after Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, whose retirement last year has tested the NBA’s deep-seated popularity on the mainland. China’s pride of ownership is all too familiar to most Taiwanese, who are constantly bombarded by Beijing’s assertions that they live in a political never-never land, lacking all the elementary accouterments of statehood. The two sides split amid civil war in 1949 and China claims the democratic island as its own. Lin is a month into helping transform the Knicks from underachieving losers into the NBA’s hottest team. His Knicks games are broadcast not only on sports stations but also on news channels. Lin put aside his recordsetting scoring to hand out a career-best 13 assists as the Knicks got back to .500 with their seventh straight victory, 100-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. He added 10 points, focusing more on his role as a distributor while others torched the Kings for 51-percent shooting. Landry Fields had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Bill Walker and Steve Novak each chipped in with 14 points. Lin scored 136 points in his first five starts, most by any NBA player since the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976. The Knicks (15-15) led
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SPURS 113, RAPTORS 106 TORONTO — Tony Parker had 34 points and 14 assists and San Antonio beat Toronto to extend its season-best winning streak to nine games. Danny Green scored 13 points and matched his career high with seven rebounds, Tiago Splitter also had 13 points and Manu Ginobili added 11. The Spurs haven’t lost since a 101-100 overtime defeat at Dallas on Jan. 29. Parker went 12 for 12 from the foul line for San Antonio, which last won nine straight during a 10-0 stretch from Dec. 3-22, 2010. The victory was the sixth straight away from home for the Spurs, their longest run since winning eight straight road games to begin the 2010-11 season. DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points for Toronto. ROCKETS 96, THUNDER 95 HOUSTON — Kevin Martin tied a season high with 32 points, including the winning free throws with 23.6 seconds remaining, in Houston’s victory over Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant missed three shots in the last 16 seconds and Houston finally grabbed the rebound on the last miss to secure the win. Goran Dragic missed a pair of free throws for Houston after that but the Thunder didn’t have time to get down the court for another shot. Martin’s performance came a night after he went scoreless for the first time in six years in Houston’s 93-83 loss to Memphis. He didn’t score in the fourth quarter until his free throws for the win. Durant led the Thunder with 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 26. CLIPPERS 102, WIZARDS 84 LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Caron Butler added 21 points and Randy Foye scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter against his former team, leading Los Angeles past Washington. The Clippers increased their lead in the Pacific Division to two games over the idle Lakers with their ninth victory in 12 contests. John Wall and JaVale McGee led Washington with 18 points each. MAGIC 103, 76ERS 87 ORLANDO, Fla. — Ryan Anderson had seven 3-pointers and 27 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and Orlando shot its way past Philadelphia. Orlando made 15-of-25 attempts from 3-point range and had all five starters reach double figures for the second consecutive game. Jason Richardson had 14 points, including four 3s, and Jameer Nelson tied a career high with 14 assists and added 12 points. Louis Williams led Philadelphia with 21 points and seven assists. MAVERICKS 102, NUGGETS 84 DALLAS — Shawn Marion had 16
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points and 10 rebounds and Dallas beat Denver to stretch its winning streak to a season-high five games. Vince Carter had 15 points for Dallas. Lamar Odom scored 14, Jason Kidd 13 and Dirk Nowitzki 12. None of the starters played more than 27 minutes. Rudy Fernandez led the Nuggets with 14 points. CAVALIERS 98, PACERS 87 CLEVELAND — Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in his return after missing three games because of a concussion, leading Cleveland past Indiana. Irving played for the first time since Feb. 7, when he banged his head following a collision in Miami. The 19-year-old was only cleared to play in the morning by Cavs doctors, who followed the NBA’s new guidelines on head injuries during his recovery. Semih Erden, starting with center Anderson Varejao sidelined indefinitely by a broken wrist, had a career-high 18 points. Darren Collison scored 18 points for Indiana. PISTONS 98, CELTICS 88 BOSTON — Rodney Stuckey scored 25 points and Ben Gordon hit three 3-pointers in the opening 4:09 of the fourth quarter during a game-breaking spree that Detroit past Boston. Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds and Gordon finished with 22 points Detroit. Rajon Rondo had a season-high 35 points for Boston one game after he recorded a triple-double. Chris Wilcox, starting in place of the injured Kevin Garnett, had 17 points and nine rebounds. Garnett was a late scratch because of a hip flexor. TIMBERWOLVES 102, BOBCATS 90 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 30 points and 18 rebounds and Minnesota handed Charlotte its 16th loss in a row. Nikola Pekovic added 21 points and 11 rebounds in 43 minutes for Minnesota. Kemba Walker had 21 points and six rebounds and Corey Maggette scored 18 points for the Bobcats, who have lost 22 of the last 23 games. GRIZZLIES 105, NETS 100 NEWARK, N.J. — Rudy Gay scored 25 points, Tony Allen matched his season high with 21 and Marreese Speights added a season-high 20 points and a career-high 18 rebounds to help Memphis beat New Jersey, handing the error-prone Nets their season-high seventh straight loss. Mike Conley had 16 points and 10 assists for Memphis. Deron Williams scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half for the Nets. TRAIL BLAZERS 93, WARRIORS 91 OAKLAND, Calif. — Gerald Wallace scored 24 points and Jamal Crawford hit a key late 3-pointer and a two free throws to lift Portland past Golden State. Nicolas Batum added 17 points for the Trail Blazers, who had lost 11 of their last 12 in Oakland. David Lee matched his season high with 29 points and added 11 rebounds for the Warriors. HAWKS 101, SUNS 99 PHOENIX — Josh Smith matched his season high with 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to rally Atlanta. Smith, whose career best is 32, had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the second half to help Atlanta. Steve Nash, back after a night off as the Suns played their third game in three days, had 22 points and 16 assists. Grant Hill, who also sat out Tuesday night in a loss at Denver, scored 18 points for Phoenix. HORNETS 92, BUCKS 89 MILWAUKEE — Marco Belinelli made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 22 points in short-handed New Orleans’ victory over Milwaukee. Chris Kaman added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Gusvtavo Ayon had 12 points and 12 rebounds to help New Orleans (6-23) win consecutive games for the first time starting the season 2-0. Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with a season-high 23 points.
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Winners in The Delphos Herald Kids Design An Ad contest from Elida Elementary School are, from left, Jayden Vogelmeier, Jadakis Mack, Nevaeh Vorhees, Makaya Burgess, Devon Barnett and Michael King with Principal Bruce Spencerville winners are, from left, Jordan Hickey and Sommers. Kelsey Blevins. Carrie Stetler was absent.
Lincolnview Elementary School winners are, front from left, Gavin Carter, Jordan Decker and Jerron Taylor with Principal Gordon Stemen. Winners from Kalida Elementary School are, from left, Tyler Klausing, McKenna Bockrath and McKayla Maag.
Winners from Fort Jennings Elememtary with Superintendent/Principal Nick Langhals are, from left, Thomas Calvelage, Lydia Morman and Kristen Luersman.
Ottoville Elementary School winners are, front from left, Elijah Knodell, Halle Landin and Taylor Beining with Superintendent/Principal Scott Mangas.
Winners from Landeck Elementary are, from left, Audrey North, Lauren Mox and Bridget Martin, with fourth-grade teacher Chris Grothaus.
St. John’s Elementary winners are, front from left, Mark Wrasman, Braden Ladd and Paige Kline, with Principal Nathan Stant.
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Winners from Franklin Elementary with Principal Mark Fuerst are, from left, Samantha Knepper, Anna Cline and Zoe Martin.
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Dear Annie: After eight -- Biting My Tongue in years at my job, I was let Colorado Dear Colorado: Your go. I have a felony record. The CEO who knew of my husband should have told background retired last year. you about his family’s reliHe felt I had proved myself gious objections before you and had no problem with me. married. An intermarriage is When he retired, we got an hardly a trivial matter, and if interim CEO. I told him about you have been with this man my record as soon as he came for a long time, we are suron board. Today, he decided prised you were not aware of our company would have a the issue. If his family is otherwise accepting, zero-tolerance polwe would let this icy for any crimigo. We also sugnal records, so I gest you discuss the was fired. problem with your Annie, I volclergyperson and untarily told my ask for guidance. supervisors of Dear Annie: my conviction. The letter from I worked hard to “Put Out in Peoria,” show that I had whose family memovercome my bers boycott one record. Was this a another’s wedfair thing for the temporary CEO Annie’s Mailbox dings, is a sad but classic example of to do? Shouldn’t I have been “grandfathered” the many petty family feuds in? I was told if I kept to the that make their way into straight and narrow, I would your column. Everyone has be fine. I have not done one flaws, and family members thing out of line and don’t hurt one another’s feelings, plan to. My conviction was usually unintentionally, permore than eight years ago. haps because of conflicts or But apparently, my honesty envy going all the way back didn’t pay off. No one for- to childhood. Bad behavior gives. No one believes me. and selfishness should not be I am devastated. What can condoned. However, I’d like to sugI do? -- Think I’m a Good gest that anyone who is fumPerson Dear Good Person: If a ing about her young children company fires you because not being invited to a wedof your race, sexual prefer- ding or about her cousin’s ence, gender or religion, you claiming Grandma’s garnet would be able to sue them ring that was promised to for wrongful termination. If her should pause to consider the zero-tolerance policy was all the real suffering there is implemented solely to skirt in the world -- such as the around one of the reasons person down the block with listed above, you might have a terminal cancer or the friend case. Otherwise, there doesn’t whose child was killed by a seem to be much recourse, drunk driver. Just grow up although you could consult and get over it. -- Rude in an attorney. Please know that Redway, Calif. your eight-year record as an Annie’s Mailbox is written exemplary employee should help you land another job at a by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy more tolerant company. Also Sugar, longtime editors of the contact the Safer Foundation Ann Landers column. (saferfoundation.org ) for suggestions and assistance. Dear Annie: My longtime boyfriend and I recently married. My entire family was there. They adore my husband. But not a single member of his family attended our little church wedding. The morning of our wedding, one of his sisters texted my fiance and asked whether it was “done yet.” When I made a comment on my Facebook page about how amazing my new husband is, this same sister rudely commented, “Enough already.” My boyfriend finally told me that this sister thought we should marry in a Catholic church, despite the fact that I am not Catholic and both of us attend a non-Catholic church. I believe this is why his family didn’t recognize our special day. I am really hurt. Should I say something or simply ignore this?
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 In the year ahead, an old romantic interest might reenter your life with an attempt to revitalize some banked embers. If it didn’t end badly before, it might be worth it to take a second look. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Regardless of where you’re at or what you’re doing, be content with your situation. If you display a desire to be elsewhere, it will have an effect on how others feel about you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -When involved with friends who are generous and considerate, be sure to unlock your wallet as best you can. If you don’t, the contrast will make you look like a skinflint. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Relax and just be yourself because, unfortunately, any form of pretense could make you look phony and would produce the opposite effect of the one you are trying to make. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -If you allow your emotions to gain the upper hand, they are likely to affect your ability to evaluate certain situations in a meaningful manner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Usually you’re not the type of person who tends to nurse grudges, yet you might have a difficult time being around someone whom you feel treated you badly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Be cognizant of what you say and how you behave. You could unintentionally do something or use words that will make you look rudely disinterested in what others say or do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- All you may want is to be helpful, but a friend might consider any unsolicited suggestions on your behalf to be uncouth criticism. Be sure your pal wants an honest assessment of his or her work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Lending money or something of value to someone who, time after time, fails to return what he or she borrows could be a pretty dopey thing to do. If you get taken, it’ll be your own fault. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Even if it’s inconvenient for you, stand by your word. If you break a promise you made, someone who holds you in high esteem will be severely disappointed. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Strive to be discerning of the job you’re doing, especially if you consider it to be a work of art. Your normally excellent taste might not be up to the job’s demands. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be sure your purse can withstand any extravagant splurges you subject it to. Once you empty it, it might take quite a while to replenish. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Whether you be flitting through the social sphere or merely taking care of business at work, be on your best behavior when placed in a highly visible position. Antisocial actions always mar one’s image.
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